World’s first all-electric, driver optional tractor introduced
9th December 2020
As farmers face numerous challenges, including labour shortages, climate change, safety issues and government regulations, Monarch Tractor says its new innovation combines electrification, automation, machine learning and data analysis to overcome these issues, maximising yields and cutting costs.
Lock up your Landies plea as thefts of iconic Land Rovers rise
28th November 2020
Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers and enthusiast owners to increase security measures as organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside stealing iconic Land Rover Defenders.
New class-leading quad bike launches after years of development
27th November 2020
European ATV market leader CFMOTO has launched the all-new CFORCE 625 EPS. Having spent years designing and developing it, the company says it has already received rave reviews from ATV experts and customers.
“We’ve always been innovative and found new ways to generate income”
23rd October 2020
Farmers Matt and Pip Smith are tough. Farming 850 feet above sea level on the edge of Bodmin Moor near Launceston in Cornwall, the 2017 Sheep Farmer of the Year is used to high rainfall and challenging conditions buffeting the 480-acre site with grazing rights, where the couple farm 1,000 Romney ewes and some 700 venison at any one time – including 238 breeding hinds.
Land Rover sells for £19K after 30 years in farmer’s barn
17th September 2020
A Land Rover that spent the past 30 years in a farmers’ barn, having been owned by the same family since it was new, received bids from as far away as New Zealand in a recent auction sale.
Versatile vehicle ‘leads the field’ for contractor
24th August 2020
Agricultural and equestrian contractor Luke Finney is running his first Mercedes-Benz Unimog, after 14 years of trading – and he says it won’t be his last.
Superb farm pick-up
24th August 2020
Ford’s Ranger boasts the title of best-selling pick-up in Europe, and farmers account for a large proportion of its sales. Farmers Guide tested the latest model. David Williams reports.
TGB’s Landmaster promises to ‘ease the load’
20th August 2020
The latest TGB Landmaster 600, which came out last year, is a multi-purpose workhorse for the farm or smallholding, according to UK distributer Dualways, which launched in 2016.
Over £850,000-worth of items sold at Cheffins’ first timed online Vintage Sale
23rd July 2020
Cheffins’ Cambridge Vintage Sale at Sutton, near Ely from the 17th – 22nd July saw a number of the world’s most unusual classic and vintage tractors, alongside vintage motorbikes, classic commercial vehicles, petroliana and collector’s items go under the hammer, grossing over £850,000 in total.
Trade up with Suzuki
21st July 2020
Suzuki has announced an exciting new initiative for customers that are in the market for a new utility quad bike.
Kent’s 87-year-old Marion still farming thanks to rugged mobility scooters
11th July 2020
Marion Pont, 87 from Ashford in Kent, is continuing to run her sheep farm with the help of two mobility scooters – including a 20-year-old TGA Supersport.
Trackers on tractors increase theft recoveries in Scotland
23rd June 2020
Increased use of tracking security devices on tractors and quad bikes has helped Police Scotland recover stolen farm machinery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.